Welcome to the twelfth Abloom Film Festival – from 19 November to 25 November 2023. Keep in mind that Week 47 is also Awareness Week – a major information campaign to make people more informed about the plight of children and young people living with disabilities.
This year’s theme is “Sport – and well-being for everyone!”
Abloom has established a close collaboration with sports clubs, the Norwegian Sports Confederation, Stiftelsen Vi and others who are key players in getting children with disabilities into sports. But the 2023 festival takes this effort to a whole new level. With the theme Sport for all, we want to contribute to equalizing differences in society via film and activities during the festival. We believe it is high time that all children and young people have access to sport – and experience being fully included both in sports teams and the surrounding society. Through a diverse film culture, we want to create diversity in sport as well. Society does not have static components, but is the sum of all our efforts. We know that children and young people’s dreams, needs, health and competence are developed both through physical/social activity and cultural stimuli. It is therefore important to think holistically about this topic. Film, sport and debate go hand in hand!
Since 2012, Abloom has been working on attitude change campaigns aimed at breaking down taboos that exist in society. Abloom has cultivated role models with disabilities. Today, they front disability. This suggests that our meeting places are one of the most important methods as an engine and impetus for the movement of the disability. Abloom has been involved in intersectionality since its inception, and the methods we have adopted are about safeguarding diversity. For Abloom, the most important thing is to embrace everyone with a disability, regardless of their background. And you, remember that ALL children and young people with disabilities should be valued, seen and heard!